04/16/14 3:30pm

Metrorail train arriving at King Street Metro

After a four-week hiatus for cherry blossoms, Metro will resume track work once again this weekend.

Via WMATA

Red Line

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Van Ness & NoMa-Gallaudet: Every 8-10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Rail fastener and insulator renewal between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; fence and light pole replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet and Rhode Island Avenue.

Orange Line

Orange Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Vienna & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between New Carrollton & Cheverly: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Minnesota Ave and Deanwood

Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Shuttle buses will operate on two routes:

  • Express Buses will operate non-stop between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. Add 25 minutes of travel time.
  • Local Buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly, making intermediate stops at Minnesota Ave and Deanwood. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory, platform renewal at Minnesota Ave, and improvements to track infrastructure including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Orange Line train of the night from New Carrollton to Cheverly will depart 27 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave New Carrollton at 11:09 p.m.

Blue Line

Blue Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

  • Between Franconia-Springfield & Stadium-Armory: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend
  • Between Largo Town Center & Addison Road: Every 15 minutes throughout the weekend

Stations Closed: Benning Road and Capitol Heights

Free shuttle buses will replace Blue Line trains between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road.
Shuttle buses will operate between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road, making intermediate stops at Benning Road and Capitol Heights. Please allow 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop (30 min travel time total).

Work Performed: Crews will continue tunnel rehabilitation at Stadium-Armory and improvements to track infrastructure – including rail joint elimination along with rail tie, fastener, grout pad and insulator renewal.

Last Train Time Change: The last Blue Line train of the night from Largo Town Center to Benning Road will depart 15 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. On Friday and Saturday nights, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 2:09 a.m., and on Sunday, the last train will leave Largo Town Center at 11:09 p.m.

04/16/14 2:30pm

nws-logoThe ‘Freeze Watch‘  I told you about earlier has been upgraded to a ‘Freeze Warning‘ from the National Weather Service. The ‘Freeze Warning’ is in effect for the Washhington D.C. area (DMV), including the City of Alexandria, from 2 a.m. late Wednesday night until 9 a.m. Thursday.

Now I know Mother Nature is just toying with us…

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM
EDT THURSDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...UNPROTECTED COLD-SENSITIVE VEGETATION WILL BE
  KILLED OR DAMAGED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED.
THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL SENSITIVE CROPS AND OTHER VEGETATION.
04/16/14 2:15pm

The Henry @ 1111 Oronoco Street in Old Town Alexandria Virginia

This 2BR condominium is located at 1111 Oronoco Street in the historic Parker Gray area of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the photos at the listing!

Via the listing

Luxury 2Bed/Den/2 bath spacious condo Old Town Alexandria. Granite in kitchen & bath S/Steel appliances. Shaw Radiant flooring throughout. Huge closets in b/room. Price includes 2 parking and 2 storage units in garage under building. Walk to Braddock Metro, shops, restaurants and more! Minutes to DC, GW pk/way.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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04/16/14 1:45pm

The Reithoffer Carnival at Landmark Mall, located at 5801 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia, has their annual carnival going on now through this weekend (April 20, 2014). The hours are Monday – Thursday from 5pm-11pm, Friday from 5pm-12am, Saturday from 1pm-12am, and Sunday from 1pm-11pm. Check out the video from the awesome ferris wheel above!

For more community events, visit our community events calendar.

04/16/14 1:30pm

Potbelly in Carlyle near the US Patent and Trademark office in Alexandria Virginia

Looking for a J O B? The Potbelly location in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East area is now hiring.

Via Potbelly

NOW SERVING HOT CAREERS! Looking for Potbelly Shift Leaders; our future AMs and GMs! They are tasked with making Potbelly the best place for lunch during their shift by managing and developing Associates to execute outstanding product quality and customer service, and to build sales and control costs. Potbelly will provide you with a great work environment, the training and development and feedback to help you grow and plenty of upward mobility. The rest is up to you!!!

04/16/14 12:45pm
Official Ribbon

WHEREAS, on the morning of April 16, 2007, a senseless and incomprehensible tragedy struck the campus of Virginia Tech; and

WHEREAS, the lives of 32 members of the Virginia Tech community were stolen without warning, creating voids in the hearts and minds of their friends and family who feel their absence to this day; and

WHEREAS, the Blacksburg community, and the entire Commonwealth, continue to mourn this tragedy years later, and we also honor the 17 others injured during this attack as they and their families strive to heal; and

WHEREAS, we recognize and thank local, state, and federal first responders who courageously answered the call of duty in an effort to prevent further loss of life, and who continued to care for the Blacksburg community in the aftermath; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety continues to review and strengthen security practices in all of Virginia’s educational institutions and on all campuses, building upon the good work that has been done in the Commonwealth to prevent future tragedies; and

WHEREAS, in honor of all those killed or injured on April 16, 2007, we will never forget their memory and we commit ourselves to doing all we can to protect our children, educators, and schools, and to keep all Virginia communities safe; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia join with those from across the country and around the world in their thoughts and prayers to remember and honor the cherished memories and heroism of those who lost their lives and those who were wounded seven years ago;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 16, 2014, as VIRGINIA TECH REMEMBRANCE DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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